Bachelor of Fine Arts

Music Technology, Entrepreneurship & Production

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Technology, Entrepreneurship and Production by puts students inside the recording studio and prepares them for behind-the-scenes careers in the music industry. Students will develop exceptional competency in all aspects of the music making process while also having the opportunity to perform and record their own creative work.

New York City is the birthplace of many of the world’s most iconic artists and companies in the now nearly $20 billion global music industry. Program graduates will have the tools to build successful careers in creative entrepreneurship, venue management, distribution, performance, songwriting, engineering, and production.

There is no better place to begin a career in music than New York City. The Big Apple is home to historic venues in Manhattan such Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and Broadway theatres, along with contemporary arenas like Barcalys Center and Metlife Stadium. Top media outlets have headquarters in New York, including Rolling Stone, Complex Networks, Billboard and XXL. Other globally recognized companies like Spotify, Tidal and Genius also have offices in New York. Record labels, recording studios and talent agencies offer myriad additional opportunities for students living and learning on LIU’s campus in Downtown Brooklyn.

The program will feature an experiential teaching and learning approach, grounded in the real world of music production and marketing, and follow a learning community/cohort model that places peer collaboration at the center of the educational experience. The program is centered around four pillars that are vital to the success of the modern musician:

  1. Creation of music: songwriting, performance, improvisation and arranging
  2. Production of music: music technology, mixing and engineering
  3. Business of music: entrepreneurship, marketing, promotion, copyright and management
  4. Background of music: history, culture, and globalization of contemporary music

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